One of the nice things about most weight loss books is that they have a specific eating plan for you. That’s nice because you don’t have to go to all of the trouble of making your own decision.
Unfortunately, those weight loss plans don’t always transition well into regular post-diet life because we’re not willing to follow the plan for the rest of our lives.
Instead, we go back to eating what we want when we want and end up gaining all of our weight back.
If we want to lose weight and keep it off, we’ll need to come up with a set of lifelong boundaries. And that can be hard to do.
Today I’m putting the finishing touches on Taste for Truth: A 30 Day Weight Loss Bible Study (which I still hope to have out by the end of the year, maybe even in a couple of weeks) and it occurred to me that it would be nice to have a set of questions to help people choose boundaries.
Since I don’t have time to test them out before I publish the book, I thought I’d post them here. If you’re struggling with which lifelong boundaries to choose –or which weight loss plan to go with–would you mind testing these questions out for me and telling me what you think? You can either leave a comment or email me at the contact info under the about tab. Thank you in advance!
13 Questions That Will Help You Choose a Weight Loss Plan
- Why are you having a hard time making this decision?
- Do you have enough information to make a good decision? If not, what information do you need to gather?
- Is it possible to choose a perfect set of boundaries that will be easy to follow in every situation? Why or why not?
- What are your options for boundaries?
- Would one set of boundaries fit better into your lifestyle than another set of boundaries? Explain.
- What boundaries would you be willing to live with for the rest of your life, if any?
- Do you think God would prefer one choice over another? If so, why?
- Are you choosing this set of boundaries because it’s expected of you, or do you actually think this is a good set of boundaries for you?
- Is this one of those situations where you can’t really know what’s best?
- What’s the worst thing that can happen if you make what appears to be the wrong decision?
- Can you change your boundaries later if you decide another set would work better?
- What will have to accept to make this decision and not keep second-guessing yourself?
- What can you thank God for in this situation? (Note: Once you make your decision, focus on being thankful for the good things about the option you chose.)
It’s that time of year we all know and love: The Holiday Eating Season.
If you’d like a lie/truth chart that will help you renew your mind during the holidays, click here, as I am guest posting today at psychowith6.com. You can also enter a drawing there for a free copy of I Deserve a Donut (And Other Lies That Make You Eat).
I also had fun being interviewed by my friend, Melanie Wilson, on her podcast, the Homeschool Sanity Show, about the lies that make you eat. If you’d like to listen to the podcast, click here.
Hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving!!
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